Publications

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The Chinese Outbound Travel Market with Special Insight into the Image of Europe as a Destination
China is one of the fastest growing outbound travel markets in the world. Thanks to rising disposable incomes and relaxations of restrictions on foreign travel, outbound trips grew by an annual average of 22% since 2000 – reaching almost 35 million in 2006. China ranks 5th worldwide in terms of...
2008
Tourism and Community Development – Asian Practices (second edition)
Asia’s fast growing tourism industry with its variety of tourism markets has become a national economic growth engine. This second overviewed edition of the report provides a compilation of case studies of a selected number of Asian countries. It describes how community tourism is developed in the...
2009
The Indian Outbound Travel Market with Special Insight into the Image of Europe as a Destination
India is one of the fastest-growing outbound travel markets in the world. International tourism departures from India have grown from 3.7 million in 1997 to 9.8 million in 2007 and international tourism expenditures have increased from US1.3 billion in 1997 to US 8.2 billion in 2008.With more than...
2009
Managing Metropolitan Tourism - An Asian Perspective
Recent decades have seen a fast growth of metropolitan areas in Asia and corresponding tourism development. This study is a conclusion of three consecutive conferences on Metropolitan Tourism organized by UNWTO in Shanghai, Busan and Kobe. Various issues concerning the planning and management of...
2010
Study on Chinese Outbound Travel to Africa
While regions such as Europe, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East enjoy their fair share of the tourism cake, Africa still only accounts for five percent of international tourist arrivals worldwide. Tourists who visit Africa from Asia represent only about 3% of the 47 million...
2010
Report on Urban Tourism Development in China
China continues to develop as a leading powerhouse in tourism, and it becomes ever more important to examine the various facets of tourism in China in order to understand the potential of this market, and the effect it will have on global tourism. This report analyses the statistics of Chinese...
2011
Religious Tourism in Asia and the Pacific
The Asia-Pacific region is considered the world’s religious core with the greatest number of pilgrims and travellers for religious events, for both international and domestic tourism. It is estimated that there are approximately six hundred million national and international religious and spiritual...
2011
Compendium of Best Practices and Recommendations for Ecotourism in Asia and the Pacific
Ecotourism, a niche tourism market, is considered to be one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. This compendium provides specific case studies demonstrating ecotourism in practice and illustrates how tourism operators are aiming to meet the principles of sustainable tourism....
2012
MICE Industry – An Asia-Pacific Perspective
In Asia and the Pacific, one of the fastest developing regions in the world, MICE industry development can be a key driver of economic growth, regional cooperation and intellectual development. This publication brings together the theoretical background of MICE tourism as well as best practice...
2012
Key Outbound Tourism Markets in South-East Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
Asia and the Pacific is not only a major tourism destination region but also an increasingly important tourism outbound market. This study, a collaborative project between Tourism Australia (TA) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), aims to provide an up-to-date perspective of the major...
2013